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Maintenance Assistant

300 N 1st E St, Green River, WY 82935, USA

Job Type

Full Time 35 hrs/week - $20.58 per hour

About the Role

The primary responsibility of the person in this position is to perform a variety of tasks to assist the Maintenance Manager in maintaining the buildings, equipment, vehicles and grounds of the Library System. Courtesy and cooperation are recognized requirements of the job. Hazards are moderate requiring care and use of proper safety equipment and procedures to prevent injury.



1. Regularly assists with general maintenance and upkeep of facilities including basic repairs, remodeling, painting, electrical work, plumbing, HVAC and other special projects.

2. When directed and appropriate, carries out routine cleaning activities, inside (including offices) and outside the facility. Activities include, but are not limited to: vacuuming, washing glass windows and doors, cleaning bathrooms, removing gum and spots from carpeting, damp mopping where appropriate, watering indoor plants

and cleaning things such as tables, work surfaces, and light fixtures. This position performs similar outside work including, but not limited to, cleaning snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.

3. Assists with grounds care; e.g., mowing, fertilizing, sprinkler care, gardening.

4. Assists with general upkeep on library vehicles and equipment.

5. Participates in deep cleaning projects including buffing floors and shampooing carpets.

6. Builds, assembles, repairs or remodels library system furniture, desks, storage cabinets, displays as required.

7. Informs supervisor of any deficiencies, problems, needed supplies or other situations associated with the building that require attention.


1. Remains informed of current system policies, procedures, activities and services.

2. Performs other related and necessary duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1. English vocabulary, spelling and grammar.

2. Basic arithmetic.

3. Electronics, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanics or the ability to acquire this knowledge.

4. Cleaning aids, equipment, and grounds care or the ability to acquire this knowledge.

Ability to:

1. Use email to send and receive messages.

2. Operate basic maintenance equipment.

3. Work independently and exercise mature judgment.

4. Establish and maintain rapport with coworkers.

5. Work hours mandated by the Maintenance Manager.

Skilled in:

1. Time management.

2. Taking an organized approach to assignments.


Supervised by the Maintenance Manager


Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and at least six months of maintenance experience are required.

Schedule Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes hours when the library is open and closed and may include occasional nights and weekends.

Travel: This position requires travel using a library vehicle and/or your own vehicle throughout Sweetwater County between the different library facilities. You must have or be able to obtain a current driver’s license valid in the State of Wyoming, have the ability to operate a motor vehicle and be able to be insured by the library system’s auto insurance policy.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The essential functions of this job require the employee to work inside and outside in a variety of conditions. Frequent stooping, bending, walking over uneven spaces, lifting or carrying heavy (up to 30-50 pounds) items, climbing ladders and working in confined, loud, dusty or high spaces is also required.

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an employee contract.

About the Company

Library service in Sweetwater County began in the early part of the 20th century when residents in both Rock Springs and Green River worked to bring libraries to the area. Over the years, the Sweetwater County Library System has grown to include three main libraries and six rural branches and the Community Fine Arts Center. The library system provides service to the 15th largest county in land area in the United States.

In 1906, the Sweetwater County Library was built in Green River with a $20,000 Carnegie Grant. The library was moved two blocks east in 1980 to a 15,500-square-foot facility that is its current location. Besides the tens of thousands of volumes housed at the library, the facility also serves as the location for the business office, director’s office and outreach services. The building has been remodeled over the years to increase space for patron services.

The Rock Springs Library was constructed in 1908 with an $11,323 Carnegie Grant. It opened in 1910. The first major remodel of the library took place 44 years later followed by an expansion in 1965. In the mid-1970s, the building underwent extensive remodeling and an addition that joined the Community Fine Arts Center located in a former LDS Church to the library. The Community Fine Arts Center is a unique collaboration of the City of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County and the local School District # 1 that offers a permanent collection of over 750 works of fine art along with changing displays and a year-round schedule of performing arts programs to the community. In 2021, the Children's Discovery Center, a mini-children's museum, opened within the Rock Springs Library. The Discovery Center was the brainchild of volunteer Jana Pastor, who spearheaded the remodeling of the space with the help of generous donors and volunteers.

On February 28, 1987, White Mountain Library opened at the intersection of Dewar and Sweetwater drives in Rock Springs. The building was constructed at a cost of $1.86 million and has 26,300 square feet. The library also houses the Technical Services Department, which catalogues and processes library materials for the entire library system.

The Sweetwater County Library System has six rural branch libraries in the communities of Bairoil, Farson, Granger, Reliance, Wamsutter and Superior. Service has continued in some of these communities since the 1940s.

The Sweetwater County Library System also provides Home Services for residents in outlying areas in Sweetwater County and to residents in Green River and Rock Springs who are confined to their homes due to health, age or disability.

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